Press Releases

Assemblyman Dinowitz Fights for Veterans

Assemblyman Dinowitz has introduced legislation to ensure that the military personnel and veterans of New York State get the best screening and treatment for exposure to hazardous materials, particularly depleted uranium (DU). Depleted uranium was widely...

Rockland County Legislature Supports Assemblyman Dinowitz’s Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

The Legislature of Rockland County recently passed a resolution calling for the Assembly to pass legislation introduced by Assemblyman Dinowitz that addresses the issue of human trafficking. The resolution recognizes the tragedy of human trafficking...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Fights for Veterans Exposed to Depleted Uranium

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx) announced today that he is introducing legislation to assist veterans who may have been exposed to depleted uranium (DU) during their military service. The legislation aims to ensure that military personnel and veterans...

Dinowitz Again Criticizes FDNY for Pulling Local Fire House Resources

In a letter to FDNY Commissioner Scoppetta, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz criticized the decision to pull Engine 81/Ladder 46 from local fire house located on Bailey Avenue on New Years Eve to cover Times Square, and be replaced by only an engine from...

Dinowitz Requests Better Results with Snow Removal Throughout Community and Better Traffic Control at West 239th Street

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has requested better results with snow removal in high trafficked areas in the community and more traffic enforcement agents at the West 239th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway overpass. In letters to both Department of...

The Race for the State Turtle Heats Up

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz visited local schools to oversee student voting for the state reptile. The Assemblyman distributed informational booklets on the different turtle candidates and a voting ballot. Students not only had an opportunity to learn...

Dinowitz, Local Residents and Manhattan College Meet to Resolve Problems on Cambridge Avenue

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz held a meeting at his office on Tuesday November 22, between representatives from Manhattan College and a group of local residents that reside on Cambridge Avenue. The two groups met to discuss the ongoing problems that have...

Dinowitz Requests Change to FDNY’s Policy

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz has criticized the New York City Fire Department for deciding to close Fire House Engine 81/Ladder 46 on two separate days. They were told to report to the United Nations, leaving this Fire House uncovered. Then Engine 81...

Dinowitz Scores Perfect Voting Record in Assembly

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz did not miss one vote during the 2005 legislative session. In the New York State Assembly Member Floor Voting Record, Assemblyman Dinowitz was recorded voting on all of the approximately 1740 votes. Assemblyman Dinowitz...

Hundreds of Riders Respond to Dinowitz-Koppell Survey on Express Buses

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D- Bronx) and Council Member Oliver Koppell (D – Bronx) will announce the results of a detailed survey of Express Bus riders conducted over the past month. Six hundred people in the northwest Bronx responded to 10 questions...

Dinowitz Blasts Governor for Vetoing His Legislation

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz blasted Governor Pataki for vetoing legislation authored by Dinowitz that would require insurance companies to cover health care costs of drivers injured as a result of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Existing...

Dinowitz Blasts Governor’s Decision to Veto

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz blasted Governor Pataki’s decision to veto make the emergency contraception legislation. Governor Pataki is expected to veto the bill, according to the Governor’s staff. His staff indicated that the Governor’s...

Dinowitz and Banks Chairwoman Nolan Applaud New Credit Union in Riverdale

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan announced their support of the efforts of Association of Riverdale Cooperatives (ARC) and Skyline Federal Credit Union to bring Credit Union services to Riverdale. Representing nearly 100...

Dinowitz Urges Governor to Make Emergency Contraception Law

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz urged Governor Pataki to make emergency contraception legislation law. In a letter to Governor Pataki, Assemblyman Dinowitz stated, “I am writing to urge you to sign into law A.116, which provides access to emergency...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Gets Tough with Sex Offenders

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced that several pieces of legislation passed by both the Assembly and Senate aim to get tough with sex offenders. The governor is expected to sign this package of legislation into law. Assemblyman strongly supported...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Outraged by Homeland Security Chief’s Comments

In response to last week’s terror attacks in London, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff made it clear where the Federal government stands when it comes to protecting New Yorkers. In an interview with the press, Chertoff stated “The...

Dangerous Gaping Hole Fixed Thanks to Efforts of Dinowitz & DOT

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz announced that NYC Departments of Transportation resolved a serious safety issue in Kingsbridge. In response to a letter from the assemblyman, DOT fixed the fence on Naples Terrace Step Street. The fence along the Naples...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Legislation to Allow Individuals to Determine the Disposition of Their Remains

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz passed major legislation that will create a written instrument that allows an individual, before he or she dies, to name a person who would carry out the decedent’s expressed written wishes regarding the disposition of...

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz Passes Legislation to Combat the Scourge of Methamphetamine in New York

Taking action on the growing menace in New York State of methamphetamine use and methamphetamine labs, the New York State Assembly passed major legislation to combat this scourge which has spread across the country and threatens to rival the crack epidemic...

Assemblyman Dinowitz Passes Legislation Protecting Consumers

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz sponsored legislation that was passed by both the Assembly and Senate this week. If signed into law by Governor Pataki, the bill will save consumers money and aggravation from receiving unsolicited calls on their cell phones....